Hammurabiís Code and how it Protected Conusmers.
In his position as King of Babylonia, Hammurabi managed to organize the world's first code
of laws and establish Babylon as the dominant and successful Amorite city of its time. "Records
written on clay tablets show that Hammurabi was a very capable administrator and a successful
warrior. His rule spanned from 1792 B.C. to 1750 B.C. When he became king in 1792, he was
still young, but had
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to establish an effective bureaucratic system himself, his ideas were successful in
establishing laws in Babylonia. Since Babylon was the world's first metropolis, the large
population needed to be bound by a strict set of organized civil laws. The way Hammurabi
constructed his laws is influential to the world today, because laws can be more easily
understood by the people.
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